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Jane Fonda’s name is back in the headlines, but not for any of her work in Hollywood.

The actor and activist has been arrested numerous times in recent months as she protests each Friday against inaction on climate change

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When football quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem in 2016, his intention was to protest racial injustice in America.

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David Martin Davies

On This episode of "Texas Matters":

  • What makes a successful protest?
  • Civility in the age of viral video and viral hate (21:27).

 


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On Fronteras:

  • Researchers are looking into how to raise awareness about rising rates of cancer in the Latino population (0:15).
  • Texas schools are teaching students about slavery, but the curriculum doesn’t reflect how it affected the course of U.S. history (12:04).
  • In 1968, high school students at San Antonio’s Edgewood High School walked out of class and changed how public schools were funded (15:02)


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On this episode of “Texas Matters”:

  • How are anti-Trump activists preparing for the possibility that President Trump will fire special prosecutor Robert Mueller?
  • New data shows that the Texas maternal mortality problem isn’t as bad as it was thought. So now what (11:10)?
  • How the Farm Bill could take away benefits from the poor in Texas (22:50).


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At South High School in Columbus, Ohio, students stepped outside in frigid weather and said 17 names, releasing a balloon for each one.

In Orange County, Fla., 17 empty desks sat in the Wekiva High School courtyard. Students sang — "Heal the world, make it a better place."

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City officials are looking into ways to remove financial requirements and simplify the process of coordinating public demonstrations between event organizers, The City of San Antonio and the San Antonio Police Department.

Two weeks ago he locked arms and knelt with his players before the national anthem, then stood with them as it played. Now, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says players who "disrespect the flag," won't take the field.

Tensions Erupt At Texas Universities, Public Schools After Trump's Win

Nov 11, 2016
Todd Wiseman / Texas Tribune

  • Texas universities and public schools are facing escalating tensions on their campuses in the aftermath of Donald Trump's election to the presidency on Tuesday night. 

Here's a roundup of protests and racially charged incidents reported statewide:

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